July 1, 2021

LOUISIANA ILLUMINATOR: Lifting Louisiana’s economy starts with helping children | Neva Butkus

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, as it does every year around this time, recently delivered some bad news about Louisiana’s children. According to its Kids Count Data Book, Louisiana ranks 48th in the country for child well-being. Louisiana has never ranked higher than 46th in the 31-year history of this project. … Read more...

June 29, 2021

Letters: Pandemic or not, summer feeding program is a lifeline

As spring turns to summer in Louisiana, hundreds of thousands children lose access to nutritious school meals. This often leads to hardship as parents make hard choices about which bills to skip so their kids can eat.… Read more...

June 29, 2021


Baton Rouge – Louisiana legislators take hundreds of votes affecting the lives of millions of their fellow citizens. Collectively, these votes determine the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink, the education our children receive, the fairness of our criminal legal system and the ability of Louisianans to access affordable health care.… Read more...

June 10, 2021

LBP Statement on the 2021 Legislative Session

Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller issued the following statement about the 2021 Legislative Session:

“Federal pandemic relief dollars lessened the pressure on the state budget and allowed the Legislature to make important new investments in education, including a much-needed boost to the Go Grants program that will make college more affordable for low-income students and the creation of the M.J.… Read more...